What is shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses pressure waves to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and reduce pain. Acoustic shock waves are introduced into the body through the skin to target injured areas and provide natural pain relief without the need for invasive surgery or risky medications. We offer shockwave therapy at our chiropractic clinic as a standalone treatment, or as part of a more complete treatment protocol.
Shockwave treatment utilizes short energy waves that are traveling faster than the speed of sound. The energy waves increase blood flow to the injured area, which accelerates the healing process. Once you have been evaluated, the areas of pain are marked and then a gel is applied.
The shock waves are transmitted using a special handheld device in slow pulses. There is usually some degree of discomfort during the treatment, but it is non-invasive and typically lasts for about 15 minutes. There is little downtime and you should be able to get back to your daily activities right after the treatment is complete.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy Treatment
Most people notice benefits quickly after treatment, and it is useful for a range of different problems. It is often used to treat chronic conditions that affect tendons and their insertions on bone. It has also been effective at treating sports injuries, workplace injuries, car accident injuries and more.
Some of the injuries and conditions it can help include:
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Golfer’s elbow
- Jumper’s knee
- Calcific tendonitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Heel spurs
- Shin splints
- Muscle trigger points
- Morton’s neuroma
- Stress fractures
- Neck or back strains
Shockwave therapy can also help to heal chronic inflammation and it stimulates collagen production to help connect and support tissue in the body. The accelerated tissue regeneration that is possible with shockwave therapy prompts some doctors to recommend it instead of undergoing surgery that might have extended recovery time and possible side effects.
Like other natural treatments, shockwave therapy treatment helps to treat the underlying cause of chronic pain, which will provide lasting results.
If you have been injured or have a chronic condition and are looking for all-natural pain relief, shockwave therapy may be the answer you’ve been searching for. When you give us a call today at 405-286-0322 in Oklahoma City and Edmond, we will schedule a complimentary consultation so you can come in and have a thorough assessment of your pain. We will determine whether shockwave therapy makes sense for your unique situation and design a personalized plan to give you the relief you deserve.